King’s Lynn Town 3 Weymouth 0: We’re ready for the final says Lynn star Cameron Norman

PUBLISHED: 22:56 02 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:11 03 May 2018

Jubilation at The Walks as Cameron Norman celebrates Lynn's opener in last night's play-off semi-final against Weymouth. Picture: Ian Burt

Jubilation at The Walks as Cameron Norman celebrates Lynn's opener in last night's play-off semi-final against Weymouth. Picture: Ian Burt

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King’s Lynn Town are one step away from promotion after a stunning play-off semi-final victory at The Walks.

Toby Hilliard gets up high over the Weymouth defence. Picture: Ian BurtToby Hilliard gets up high over the Weymouth defence. Picture: Ian Burt

A trio of top quality goals sealed a 3-0 win over Weymouth to earn the Linnets a final showdown against Slough - who beat Kettering in the other semi - on Bank Holiday Monday.

It’s winner takes all at The Walks to see who follows champions Hereford out of the Southern Premier and into the National League set-up.

A crowd of more than 1,200 saw last night’s win – the club’s first ever play-off win – but that’s likely to be topped on Monday - and Cameron Norman believes Lynn have the quality to complete the job that manager Ian Culverhouse set out to do when the season started.

“We know the quality we have and that we can win the play-offs,” said former Norwich City youth team player Norman, whose free-kick set the ball rolling before Craig Parker and Cameron King added a brace of stunning volleys to ensure the job was done before half-time. We are disappointed we didn’t win the league, but that sends the right message out about Monday.

Toby Hilliard makes way for Leon Mettam. Picture: Ian BurtToby Hilliard makes way for Leon Mettam. Picture: Ian Burt

“All four teams in the play-offs were quality. Monday won’t be easy and it is a high stakes game with lots of pressure, so it is going to be a case of who deals with the pressure the best. But the boys are up for it and we go into the game very confident.”

Once Lynn got their noses in front - after just 14 minutes - they were the dominant force, against a side who took more points off them during the league campaign than any other.

“We did what we wanted to do,” added Norman. “We put them under pressure early, come out of the traps and I don’t think we could have done that much better. I think both games – this one and Monday – there will be nerves and it is almost who deals with the pressure the best. But after the initial five minutes we got together and really got going.

“We are probably never going to get three goals like that in a season let alone in one game, but it shows the quality we have in the team. We need the big players to turn up in the big games and they did. We didn’t want to take our foot off the pedal because we didn’t want to invite pressure, but we managed the game out well.”

Lynn's Toby Hilliard. Picture: Ian BurtLynn's Toby Hilliard. Picture: Ian Burt

Toby Hilliard put some shift in for The Linnets. Picture: Ian BurtToby Hilliard put some shift in for The Linnets. Picture: Ian Burt

Michael Gash put his header over. Picture: Ian BurtMichael Gash put his header over. Picture: Ian Burt

Lynn's Craig Parker challenges for the ball. Picture: Ian BurtLynn's Craig Parker challenges for the ball. Picture: Ian Burt

Weymouth's Stephane Zubar was booked in the second half. Picture: Ian BurtWeymouth's Stephane Zubar was booked in the second half. Picture: Ian Burt

Lynn boss Ian Culverhouse on the touchline. Picture: Ian BurtLynn boss Ian Culverhouse on the touchline. Picture: Ian Burt

Craig Parker makes a great challenge in the first half against Weymouth. Picture: Ian BurtCraig Parker makes a great challenge in the first half against Weymouth. Picture: Ian Burt

Michael Gash appeals for a decision against Weymouth. Picture: Ian BurtMichael Gash appeals for a decision against Weymouth. Picture: Ian Burt

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